Hi everyone, baseball season is over, temperatures are slowly dropping, and by the time you read this Daylight Savings Time will be over. However even though the seasons may change, the beat pretty much goes on as usual at the Ruskin Moose. Our Northern friends (okay, Snowbirds!) are trickling back and the Social Quarters is becoming more crowded by the day, so please be a little understanding if your favorite seat is not available or you have to wait a couple of minutes for a beverage.
Those of you who participated in the our Golf Tournament or attended our Oktoberfest were treated to a great day in both cases. Kudos to the Chairmen and their volunteers.
We have resurrected the "Goose the Moose" bar game on Monday nights and the pots are steadily growing so please stop in and try your luck! As always, Bar Poker is in full swing on Wednesdays and Sundays, and the Queen of Hearts game on Wednesday evenings is ever popular.
As I hope you are aware by now, we have raised the price of our bottle/can beer by $.25 effective November 1st. Our distributors have raised their prices to us annually, usually on October 1st, and the Lodge absorbed last years increase. However, we feel we must take this step in order to maintain the high standards of comfort and service you have come to expect here at the Ruskin Moose.
In closing, a word about decorum in the Social Quarters. The Social Quarters is more than just a bar. It is just what the name implies, a place to "socialize" with your family or friends and not feel uncomfortable due to the language or actions of others. If you are told by the bartender or an officer your behavior is inappropriate, you are expected to stop it or leave. Any other response will most likely result in some form of disciplinary action being imposed by the House Committee. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Since this is the last Newsletter before the next year, let me extend my best wishes to you and your families for a safe, fun-filled Holiday Season.
Bob Conti, Administrator
Ruskin Moose Lodge